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Triple Nut Chocolate Clove Cookies

Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped pistachios 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped brazil nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Finely chopped walnuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Semisweet chocolate square 1 Ounce, grated (1 Ounce Per Square)
  Semisweet chocolate squares 10 Ounce, chopped (1 Ounce Per Square)
  Finely chopped brazil nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well.
Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, and beat well.
Divide dough into 3 equal portions.
Stir 1/2 cup pistachios into 1 portion, 1/2 cup Brazil nuts into another portion, and 1/2 cup walnuts and grated chocolate into third portion.
Cover and chill 1 hour.
Divide each portion in half.
Keep 1 portion of each dough out to work with, and chill remaining halves.
Shape each portion of dough into a 13" x 1/4" log.
Place 2 logs, side by side, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet, gently pressing together; place remaining log on top, gently pressing down.
Wrap in wax paper.
Chill at least 8 hours or freeze until firm.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
Unwrap dough logs, and slice into 1/4" thick slices; place on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Place chopped chocolate squares in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
Leave chocolate over hot water while assembling cookies.
Meanwhile, stir together 1/2 cup pistachios, 1/2 cup Brazil nuts, and 1/2 cup walnuts in a shallow dish.
Brush bottoms of cookies with a pastry brush dipped in melted chocolate; sprinkle with nut mixture.
Place cookies, nut side up, on wax paper.
Let stand 4 to 6 hours or until chocolate is firm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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